63% of Israeli Jews oppose major West Bank pullout, poll finds

By ASHER ZEIGER, TIMES OF ISRAEL— Most Israeli Jews would oppose a peace agreement with the Palestinians if it included a full West Bank pullout with land swaps to let Israel retain major settlement population centers, according to a new poll that appears to contradict the conclusions of other recent surveys. The poll, released Tuesday…

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Al Qaeda Flag Flies High Above Christian Churches

By RAYMOND IBRAHIM, GATESTONE— Days ago, al-Qaeda’s Egyptian leader, Ayman Zawahiri, portrayed the overthrow of Muhammad Morsi and the Brotherhood as a “Crusader” campaign led by Coptic Pope Tawadros II who, according to Zawahiri and other terrorists, is trying to create a Coptic state in Egypt. Since then, not only are Egypt’s Christians and churches…

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1,000-year-old Crusader hospital discovered in Jerusalem

By YORI YALON, ISRAEL HAYOM— A portion of a large hospital dating back to the Crusader period (1099-1291 C.E.) has been uncovered in Jerusalem’s Old City. The building, known from historical documents, collapsed during an earthquake in 1457 and was buried beneath rubble. The structure was discovered during excavation work conducted by the Israel Antiquities…

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Jerusalem on the table

By SHOULA ROMANO HORING, YNET— It is disgraceful that the United States, Israel’s best ally and friend, has never recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital even though it recognizes the claimed capitals of numerous brutal dictatorships and enemy nations. It is also shameful that the Europeans still call the eastern part of Jerusalem a “settlement” and…

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True believers

By CAROLINE GLICK, JPOST—- Standing next to US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday morning, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni gushed that through his indefatigable efforts to bring Israeli and Palestinian officials to Washington, Kerry proved that “nothing can stop true believers.” As usual, the cognitively-challenged Livni told us something she hadn’t intended to say.…

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The Philanthropic-Industrial Complex

By RON JAGER— In his farewell speech to the nation on January 17, 1961 President Dwight Eisenhower warned of the power and influence of what he famously called the “military industrial complex”. An expression that was coined to depict the enormous power yielded by the leaders of the Defense industries and all those corporations involved…

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Hating Jews: A global study

By BRUCE BAWER, FRONTPAGEMAG— “The study of antisemitism,” admits Bruno Chaouat, a professor of French in Minnesota, “can be tedious.” This admirably candid confession appears relatively early in the pages of Resurgent Antisemitism: Global Perspectives, a collection of nineteen new essays edited by Alvin H. Rosenfeld, the distinguished director of Indiana University’s Institute for the…

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Israelis called to mass Temple Mount protest

By RYAN JONES, ISRAEL TODAY— Israelis are growing increasingly fed up with the lack of religious freedom for Jews on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, Judaism’s most holy site, because of ongoing fear over a Muslim backlash. For years already, unofficial restrictions bar Jews and Christians from praying atop the Temple Mount or carrying a Bible to…

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